"By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples": Christian Prayer Thread for April

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Tuo Sat 13-Apr-13 23:35:18

I thought it was about time we started a new thread, seeing as the previous one now has over 600 posts, making it difficult for some people to load it and navigate around it. I used the quote from John 13. 15 that I posted on the previous thread on Maundy Thursday, because I think it sums up what this thread - and this group of people - is all about.

We pray particularly at this time for RoomForALittleOne: that her baby hang on where s/he is for as long as possible and continue to grow in size and strength, and that Room stay well and as pain- and stress-free as possible. Prayers, too, for the medical team looking after them both at this worrying time.

We pray also for:
amberlight ? for her work raising awareness of ASDs, and for her friends who have cancer;
BabyBeatrice and her family ? for continued healing and with thanks for recent good news;
BlackEyedSusan ? for strength to cope with all the many things on her plate, for health for her mum, and for happier times at school for her DD and DS;
BlueTinkerbell ? for work possibilities and for her vocation;
charlottecollinsislost ? for a peaceful holiday, despite the circumstances, and for as pain- and recrimination-free a separation as possible for the sake of all concerned;
Dontsteponthemomeraths ? for her as she dips her toe back in the 'dating pond'; for her ?LM? as he tries to establish contact with his children; for her brother to regain full use of his thumb, following an accident;
DutchOma and Bob ? for health for Bob, and for Oma to feel supported as she cares for him day-to-day; also for Oma's planned trip to Holland;
GingerCurl ? for the successful and (relatively) stress-free completion of her thesis;
HavingALittleFaithBaby ? for as easy a time as is possible during these last days and weeks of her pregnancy;
jann2013 ? for strength for her following the break-up of her marriage, and for her dd who has badly broken her arm;
Kaykat ? for her and her DS to know peace and happiness as they emerge from an abusive relationship, and for the legal issues to be sorted out quickly so that they can get back into their own home;
MadHairDay - for strength as she lives with chronic illness and for the Spring to bring her better health;
MaryBS - for peace and happiness following a difficult situation at Scouts with her DS;
PositiveAttitude ? for her mission overseas and for her family both over there and back here, especially her DD1;
...and for all who post on this thread, for those who lurk, for occasional visitors, and for those known to us who are in need of prayer, whether mentioned here or not.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

Tuo Sat 13-Apr-13 23:36:33

Hmm... all my dashes turned into question-marks! What's all that about? Ah well...

BlackeyedSusan Sat 13-Apr-13 23:47:06

Thank you.

still praying room.

I've found when I prepared the new thread in word and copied it across, it changed all apostrophes to question marks in the past. Mn is a funny thing sometimes.

Dutchoma Sun 14-Apr-13 09:18:26

Thanks TUO. No news from Roomforalittleone this morning.

Morning All!

Thanks for the prayers grin Baby is still safely inside despite having more contractions. Apparently I've been left with an 'irritable uterus'. I can't go home yet but hopefully I'll be moving to the ward soon. I'm really tired as I keep being woken up by random contractions but nothing dramatic is happening so I'm happy. I'll be pleased just to not be constantly looking at a resuscitaire that is set up ready for the neonatologists to be crash called.

Dutchoma Sun 14-Apr-13 09:53:15

Thank you Littleone for updating. So pleased baby is still inside. Prayers continuing.

Tuo Sun 14-Apr-13 12:52:17

... And the verse is John 13. 35, not 15. Honestly! You wouldn't believe that in RL I am someone who prides herself on her accuracy and attention to detail. blush

Thanks for the update, Room. I'm so pleased that your baby is staying put for now. Praying for that to continue for as long as possible and for some rest for you today/tonight.

cloutiedumpling Sun 14-Apr-13 13:06:09

Praying that the irritable uterus stops being grumpy.

My DSs are the only two boys in our Sunday School. I knew it would happen at some point, but DS1 was really grumpy about going to Sunday School this morning. He's not unhappy about going to church but is unhappy that there are no other boys. Please pray that there is a solution.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sun 14-Apr-13 13:15:31

Morning all! I have had my baby! Long story, short labour!!!! Too exhausted for full details but born after short labour at 7.22 this morning, weighing 5lb 4oz, named her Abigail Faith. We're on transitional care because she's small but so far, so good, and no ill effects from the codiene I took. I've fed her and she's snoozing, sent DH home for a nap too! smile exhausted, sore!!! But very, very happy.

Tuo Sun 14-Apr-13 13:42:13

Congratulations, Faith, and welcome to the world, Abigail Faith (what a great - and appropriate - name!). My DD1 was 4lb 12oz at birth and needed to be tube fed for a while but otherwise had no ill effects and is now about to be 13 (eek!) and strong as an ox. It's great that Abigail is already feeding by herself. Now get some rest! Prayers of thanks for her safe arrival, and for a swift recovery for you.

BlackeyedSusan Sun 14-Apr-13 13:57:31

ooo have a little faith has had a little Faith! congratulations!

Congratulations and well done Faith! Praying for a smooth ride in transitional care. Great choice of name!

cloutiedumpling Sun 14-Apr-13 14:21:23

Congratulations! What a lovely name.

Dutchoma Sun 14-Apr-13 14:30:48

Many, many congratulations. So pleased for you.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sun 14-Apr-13 19:52:38

Oh yes I probably need to name change! smile Thanks all. Getting the hang of breast feeding and she is just gorgeous. Met her Grampy, Aunty, Uncle and cousin (3.5!) this afternoon. I feel like superwoman grin

madhairday Sun 14-Apr-13 20:03:41

Oh congratulations, Faith and what a beautiful name! smile Thrilled for you smile

Thanks TUO for a great roundup again, you are a star! Praying particularly for Room at this time.

Poorly again...would love prayers.

muddledsheep Sun 14-Apr-13 20:06:40

Hello cloutiedumpling bit of a lurker normally but your post re Sunday school reminded me that my boys were the only two in our Sunday school a few years back. The church prayed for more children and oh my did those prayers get answered! We now have a crèche with 5 toddlers, infant S/S with 5 children, 'big' Sunday school with 8 and teens with 6! A baby explosion in church helped as did holiday club to encourage families to join us. Please don't give up hope! Oh and mine still attend and are happy teens now!

MaryBS Mon 15-Apr-13 06:55:42

Congratulations Faith!

An extremely agitated DS this morning about returning to School and the change of routine. Please pray sad

Baby still inside. Uterus still extremely irritable so I'm exhausted (today is day 5 of on-off contractions). Please pray for the right decision to be made about going home or not today. It may sound like a strange request but please pray that if this baby is going to come in the next day or two, it comes today. This baby needs to be born in the hospital to survive. I can't stand the idea of going in to proper labour in a couple of days time at home. Right now, everything baby could need is down a corridor.

Dutchoma Mon 15-Apr-13 10:00:32

Prayers that all will go according to God's will and that you will have peace about it.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 15-Apr-13 11:40:44

I have just pissed off emailed the head teacher and deputy asking for the stuff they should have prrovided for ds ages ago and reporting an incident in the toilets. I am hoping for a reasonable response.

So I'm staying in hospital for another night because DH is too anxious about me going home today. The midwife has been great and is asking if I can have a scan of my cervix to see what effect all of these contractions have really had on it. Please pray that this is agreed to and happens early tomorrow. It would make a big difference to us if we could have some more confident answers.

Praying for everyone!

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